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Gil Jones

Profile Updated: April 10, 2019
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Christine Jones
Occupation or previous occupations(s)
Pastor, various store managers, disc jockey, marriage ministry, delivery, grocery, Hospice volunteer
Children, how many. Grandchildren, how many. etc
Two adopted boys out of Russia (1996): Ethan Vitaly Jones (b-1992), Evan Dmitry Jones (b-1993)
What grade school did you attend?


Most significant events in your life

Outside of my "Damascus Road" conversion experience in 1970, I recently kissed my beautiful bride, Christine, farewell, as she slipped into eternity on 10-15-15, ending 42 years of marriage. I'm a psalmist, and use my gift to comfort and encourage others dealing with life's traumas.

Proverbs 17:22 states "A cheerful heart is good medicine". With that in mind, here's my new favorite joke to brighten your day (March, 2019): The Circus came to town & a husband & wife in that Circus went to the nearest adoption agency. "We'd like to fill out a adoption application" they told them. "Sir, a Circus is not the best atmosphere for raising children", they replied; "what kind of living conditions can you provide?" The husband replied,"See that gleaming new 40 foot RV out in the parking lot? That's got all the latest appliances & electronics in it, AND a nursery has been built in the back!" "Well, that's impressive but who's going to care for the child while you're at the Circus?" "Not a problem, we've hired a live-in nanny to feed, change, and care for the child when we're not there." "OK, but who's going educate the child/? you can't go from school to school as you go from town to town!" "We've hired a tutor who will travel with us; she will teach the child Mandriane Chinese & French, plus everything else required." "Clearly, you thought about everything, so we'll let you fill out an application; but there's one more thing you should know: you can only select from the children that are available, which means you may not get an infant, but a toddler or even a 2 or 3 year old; is that going to be a problem?" The husband looked at his wife & they both shrugged & replied; "That shouldn't be a problem, as long as he will fit in the cannon". . .

School Story or best memories of your time at West, who was your favorite teacher?

Those "Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer" seemed so carefree then. Think about it, why would four brief years together forge a life long desire that compels us back to reunions? I think it was a snap-shot in time that gave us an anchor or compass to hold on to in our life's journey that we could always hark'n back too, as a starting point. From my freshman year, when I remember continually picking my textbooks off the hallway floor because of students coming up behind me and knocking them out of my hands; to my later years of "getting stupid" in ways I can't count. It was frightening and fun at the same time. As I'm writing this I remember Jim Collard, Greg Bray, John Hausner, and Scott ?, running through the halls after "frogging" someone; a painful hit with a sharp knuckle to the upper shoulder, leaving a visible raised hump that lasted a few seconds. I guess today it would be called a micro-aggression. And who can forget R.W.O.C. (perhaps you already have!)

Words of Wisdom

"Glad you're alive and kicking", where the last words to me, Aug. 5th, from our classmate, Phil Naumoff. I thanked him for reminding me at our 40th. how he used to "beat the crap out of me in handball." Now that he has slipped into eternity, joining so many others, it might be a good time for some of us to be an encouragement to others. My main purpose in attending is to "love on & encourage" anyway I can that the reality of our mortality doesn't have to be dreaded if you'll allow Jesus to replace religion and revelation replace understanding. There's a bucket of perfect Love & Peace poised just over your head ready to drench you if you'll simply humble yourself and accept the new birth that has already been purchased for you. Truth is the ultimate reality, and it turns out "Truth" is a Person Who is not mad at you, but mad about you! So run to Him, not from Him. He can't wait to prove Himself to you. I would love to meet with you if you are a fellow believer, or want to be. The greatest Reunion of all is just around corner, in Eternity. I want all of us who remain to have your "ticket" when the train leaves the station!

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Feb 02, 2019 at 6:33 PM

Joe, you may not be able to hear me, but our brief encounter at the last reunion gave me a sense that you had your "ticket" when the train left the station; and if that's the case, I'll see you on the other side.   1 John 5:12

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Posted on: Feb 02, 2019 at 3:14 PM

Hey Jeff, I was thinking about you and Teri recently & as I read of Joe's passing, saw you had a birthday. At this point we can agree "everyday's a gift". Since I'm a July baby, all I have to do to see what I'll look like in 6 months is look at you or Jim Collard!

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Mar 10, 2018 at 12:07 PM

I just got the golf update from Mike. I was hoping the green fees had not changed from the $2.75 I remember because my parents have cut off my allowance. I guess I'll have to mow a few extra lawns in the neighborhood to pay my way. Maybe, if you rent a golf cart, I could sit on the back; but it will need to be a off-road golf cart to enable me to find my ball.

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Posted on: Mar 05, 2018 at 10:21 PM

Glad to hear you're coming, really enjoyed having a few minutes to visit with you and (John?) at our 50th. Please thank your "army" in allowing you to go A.W.O.L on the 17th!

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Mar 06, 2018 at 7:08 AM

Posted on: Feb 24, 2018 at 12:41 PM

So Mike, I haven't picked up a golf club in 30 years; please keep that in mind as you put together the foursomes. I'm trying to figure out if I can play with a paper bag over my head, so as not to be recognized. I will be happy to provide paper bags for others in my foursome. I'm hoping to find a seven iron I threw in one of the ponds 55 years ago. Please don't put me to close to Engler, I don't think I'll be able to handle the gloating from him waving his score card in my face. PS- Is the ban on liquor on the course still in place? As I remember, some of us thought that it would give us an edge.

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Posted on: Feb 07, 2018 at 9:55 PM

Happy, Happy birthday to a great soul; since you popped out 5 months before me, what's it like to have gained all that added wisdom?

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Posted on: Sep 09, 2017 at 2:29 PM

Happy Birthday nurse Suzy. Join me in the pledge: "I intend to live forever; so far, so good."

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Sep 09, 2017 at 2:23 PM

Happy Birthday to my good friend! I remember we were just a couple of months apart. Remember, birthday's are Nature;s way of reminding you to eat more cake.

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Sep 09, 2017 at 2:12 PM

Happy Birthday Bob. You're still a young man with a bus ticket and a dream. I'm guessing your 69, you don't look old enough to be 70.